My Second Homemade Pipe

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ltstone

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Using a rejected briar block i attempted to make a tomato out of a lemon :)




 

ophiuchus

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:clap: Wow! See, now I would buy something like that! Good-looking smoker!

 

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tschiraldi

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Looks good. Take a bit more wood off the shank, and it would look great! You've got talent. Keep at it!
Tim

 

ltstone

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Hey thanks for all the praise and criticism. More off the shank you say tschiraldi? I agree and will do. Shallow bowl but smokes great. Made myself sick last night smoking some SG Dark Birds Eye in it, yikes that stuff has some serious nicotine!

 

papipeguy

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Great effort. Looks to me like a bit of Danish influence. I don't know about taking any more off the shank but perhaps a slight bend in the stem would complete the look. Let us know what you decide, if anything.

 

fitzy

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Looking good. I think he means thinner where the shank meets the bowl but I could be wrong. A steeper transition.

 

mso489

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Nifty pipe, good clencher and probably a good cooker for Virginias, Va/Per, and flake/plug/coin/rope. You did right with the saddle stem.

 

ltstone

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I see what you guys mean about the shank being a little funky near the bowl, thinning it out would definitely make it look more normal but I kinda think the current look gives it a unique 70's danish kinda feel, not sure what I think about it..

mso - yeah I like the bit too, just needs to be sanded yet. Its a good work pipe, sits, clenches and has a shallow bowl for a slightly shorter smoke. Thanks again guys, making your own pipe is pretty fun. My next project is a Sav 320 lookalike, just not sure what to do about the silver band part, or if I will even add that, we'll see.

 

mso489

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...flake/plug/coin/rope will give you long smokes in a shallow and/or small bowl. I've had 30 minutes plus out of a Group 1, to my surprise.

 

ophiuchus

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I stand by my previous comment. I really don't think you should change anything on it. :puffy:

 

ltstone

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Since its only my second pipe I've decided to leave as is. I'm happy with it and it will be fun to see what I think of it after my skills improve.

Mso - Ill try a flake tomorrow Comoy#7 or maybe some Old Dark fired...

And again guys thanks for the praise and opinions!

 

oldmojo

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While strict adherence to many classic shapes dictates a thinner bowl/shank junction, I prefer what you did, and give mine a similar treatment. The bit of extra thickness at the joint adds to the strength of the shank, and provides a more aesthetically pleasing transition. This can be enhanced with a very slight bend of the stem. Carve on!

 

newbroom

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I've not been a fan of chubby shank transitions. I realize that distinguishing the shank from the bowl in a more distinct and refined fashion might be less durable, but when I need durable, I use my cobs or my Brylon Yello Bole.
I really like a pipe that has a fully defined or suggested as such, bowl, and that is achieved with difficulty, I imagine, at the junction of shank and bowl.
With that said, I like your pipe and applaud your initiative and efforts.

 
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